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It’s a beautiful job. Fantastic work. 

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Allow me to indulge myself in another minutiae photo of the slam panel ..... 😍

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A bit dusty, isn't it?

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😂😂 easy chaps - one job at a time, or i’ll get overwhelmed! 

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Indulge away, they are only jealous :D

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On 1/21/2019 at 6:11 PM, Arjan said:

 

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The retired gentleman made me some badges.....

I like the badges Arjan!

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Some strong opinions on those badges...

I have 2 different ones on the vehicles I created and quite a few people take offence....

 

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Well when it is nicely done  like yours I am all for it, it becomes part of the vehicle's story, coachbuilders have done it since cars were in short trousers

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On 1/23/2019 at 12:25 PM, Blanco said:

Well when it is nicely done  like yours I am all for it, it becomes part of the vehicle's story, coachbuilders have done it since cars were in short trousers

Exactly, and given the customisation so many LR owners undertake, this is smallfry.  It's also easily removed if needed.  But I think it's a nice, relatively discrete way of adorning a vehicle that you have built and customised.  It's a lot more subtle than "One Life" stickers and less vulgar than those "no smoke, no poke" exhaust rings or "truck nuts"!

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So winter viruses have gone !  And at the start of the week I made a list of what I thought was left to do....

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What I missed was the washer bottle and door buffers....

The LED inserts have gone in and work brilliantly - I tried to take a picture with them lit up, but it didn’t work...  here’s the insides though. The top half flashes red for indicators, the bottom half does the rear lights, both increase brightness for brake lights (if I’ve remembered it right) and a downward facing set light the number plate and rear badge.

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The heater is going to be tight under the passenger seat - but fits and makes the pipe work for it pretty simple. 

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The seats are in 😊

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The heated seat switches will go on the outside corner of the seat box, they should be easy to operate and small enough that they won’t be getting bashed and switched by accident.

I’d forgotten that my 80” came without the standard tank guard. So a galv one of those came an Sunday was painted and fitted ...

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The oil blanking plate I’d fitted on the filter housing was leaking, so that’s been fixed - and the tappers have been done with new collets fitted.

The wipers and indicator switch are fitted and wired up.

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And if anyone remembers, we’d altered the gearbox tunnel shape on the bulkhead to make a bit more space for the engine and starter motor. Here the front face has been cut and lifted to retain the original fold.

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And so this is sort of how we are looking.... more to follow shortly hopefully.

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getting there !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Takes an age to shift that virus. Doesn't it. 

Glad to see progress.

G.

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1 minute ago, Gazzar said:

Takes an age to shift that virus. Doesn't it. 

Glad to see progress.

G.

Everybody I knew had it (including me) - it was pretty rubbish ... gone now though 😊

 

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Loose much weight?

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11 minutes ago, Gazzar said:

Loose much weight?

Not as much as I need to 😊

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My smart scales refused to believe it was me! Lost 4kg.

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44 minutes ago, Gazzar said:

My smart scales refused to believe it was me! Lost 4kg.

My talking scales said ‘One person at a time’...

only kidding 😊

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1 hour ago, landroversforever said:

So so so close :D 

The list of stuff to buy is certainly getting very small...

the hood will be here next week, I’ve ordered some stable matting for the back, some rubber stops for the doors that fit in the wings, a bracket and switch for the washer bottle, so just some front indicators and the washer bottle left from a very long list indeed I think .....  😊

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Which washer bottle solution did you go for in the end? 

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24 minutes ago, Blanco said:

Which washer bottle solution did you go for in the end? 

I’m going for the Series 2 type with the integrated pump. I think it’s less posh and fragile than the glass ones - but period enough looking to fit in with rest of it. 

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The heater is in and working 😊

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Vents in the footwells work really well.

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Extra pick up put in the tank.

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Controller is at the far end of the dash on this picture (the fish eyed LED is there as the interior light)

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Heated seats are working too - with the switches on the end of the seatbox, and the inlet for the webasto cut into the seat box too.

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Very clever, I shall be copying this for the lightweight!

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1 hour ago, Gazzar said:

Very clever, I shall be copying this for the lightweight!

I’m really pleased with the vents: I didn’t go for the cheapest ones - and I’m pleased I didn’t, quality is great. They angle as well as rotate and I can even get them to blow up onto the windscreen from there.

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The inlet vent on the end of the seat box will recirculate air from the car - but with the doors having no seals and generous panel gap, I should be getting a healthy mix of cold air too.

Weird thing about the seat switches is that they light up from the ignition switches live - rather than when they are turned on. They are wired as they came - so must be just how the switch is wired inside.

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